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1 Engineering at The University of Nottingham Mark Sumner and Kathy Simmons Admissions Tutors
Friday, April 04, 20142 Introduction Why Engineering? Engineering at Nottingham Engineering Departments Entry requirements
4/4/20143 What is Engineering? Application of science to solve practical problems to improve quality of life. –Sustainable energy supply –Protecting water supplies and the environment –Comfortable, low energy homes –Improved infrastructure –Safer transport –Better communications
4/4/20144 Why study Engineering? Good job prospects - many sectors recruiting strongly, e.g. aerospace, energy supply….. Good salaries (typical starting salaries ~£25,000) Engineering graduates have excellent transferable skills and many find employment outside engineering. Opportunities to travel – many large international employers recruit graduates from Nottingham.
4/4/20145 Job satisfaction! Survey of engineers by DTI/Barclays found: 91% said their jobs were challenging & varied 88% said they could continue to develop their skills 85% opportunities to reach managerial level 78% organisation was progressive & dynamic More engineers identified their job with these characteristics than graduates from any other discipline.
Friday, April 04, 20146 Introduction to Faculty of Engineering Departments: Architecture and Built Environment Chemical and Environmental Engineering Civil Engineering Electrical and Electronic Engineering Mechanical Materials and Manufacturing Engineering
4/4/20147 Introduction to Faculty of Engineering UK top five University for engineering research Faculty with over 100 years engineering expertise group of exceptional and highly cited academic staff and world-leaders in their fields of research team committed to inspirational teaching University with global reach - a network of international campuses Continual investment in teaching and learning
4/4/20148 Introduction to Faculty of Engineering Nottingham Engineering graduates: have a thorough grounding in their subject of study are aware of the latest research and developments have a critical approach to knowledge can study independently engage creatively with new and exciting ideas have the skills and attributes to be successful in employment
Friday, April 04, 20149 Engineering Degree Courses Over 45 degree courses (full time) 3028 UG students (34% international) and 1064 PG students (68% international) MEng (4 year) / BEng (3 year) accreditation from engineering institutions Foundation Year
4/4/201410 Department of Architecture and the Built Environment Architecture (BArch/DiplArch) Architecture and Environmental Design (MEng) Architectural Environment Engineering (BEng) Sustainable Built Environment (BA)
4/4/201411 Department of Chemical and Environmental Engineering Chemical Engineering (MEng/BEng) Chemical and Environmental Engineering (MEng/BEng) Environmental Engineering (MEng/BEng) All degrees also offered with Year in Industry.
4/4/201412 Department of Civil Engineering Civil Engineering (MEng/BEng) Civil and Environmental Engineering (MEng/BEng)
4/4/201413 Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering Electrical and Electronic Engineering (MEng/BEng) –Also with Mathematics or Management Studies or Year Abroad or Renewable Energy Systems. Electrical Engineering (MEng/BEng) Electronic Engineering (MEng/BEng) –Also with Computer or Communications engineering
4/4/201414 Department of Mechanical, Materials and Manufacturing Engineering Mechanical Engineering (MEng/BEng) –Meng course with streams in Aerospace, Automotive, Bioengineering, Management, Materials, Modern Language and Sustainability. Design Engineering (MEng/BEng) Manufacturing Engineering and Management (MEng/BEng) Product Design and Manufacture (MEng/BEng) Biomedical Materials Science (BSc)
Friday, April 04, 201415 Foundation Year Foundation Year for students without essential A levels (e.g. maths) or other alternative qualifications. Integrated with MEng/BEng degree programmes Students can progress into any engineering degree provided they take correct modules in Foundation Year and achieve 50% at end of year.
4/4/201416 Two semesters Course and project work assessed throughout the year Examinations in January and May Well balanced timetable of: Lectures tutorials lab work CAD/Computer work design project work Teaching methods
Friday, April 04, 201417 Opportunities Industrial placements (Year in Industry) Study abroad opportunities –At Nottinghams Malaysia and China campuses –Universitas21 scholarships
Friday, April 04, 201418 Entry Requirements A levels –Maths essential for all MEng/BEng degrees –also usually require a science (Chemistry for Chemical Engineering, Physics for Mechanical, Civil and Electrical/Electronic Engineering) –Offers AAA to BBB depending on subject (Most courses asking for AAA/AAB)
Friday, April 04, 201419 Entry Requirements International Baccalaureate –Maths HL/SL for all MEng/BEng degrees –Offers 36 points to 30 points + specific requirements in maths/science
Friday, April 04, 201420 Entry Requirements BTEC ND/HNC/HND Advanced Diploma in Engineering + A level maths/Maths for Engineering Access to HE Diploma Generally happy to accept students taking resits. Welcome students taking a gap year especially Year in Industry. Entry Requirements BTEC ND/HNC/HND Advanced Diploma in Engineering + A level maths/Maths for Engineering Access to HE Diploma Generally happy to accept students taking resits. Welcome students taking a gap year especially Year in Industry.
UCAS Application Key requirement is A level grades Personal statement –Looking for motivation/interest/experience in engineering. GCSE grades may be taken into account If GCSE/AS grades are low and A level predictions are higher – give explanation!
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